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Enhancing Mosquito Genome Assembly with a Low-Input DNA Protocol

March 4th, 2019

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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the malaria experts.


All of our genetic material is made from DNA. It’s a chemical found in the nucleus of our cells, in long …

The Canadian Student Using a Smartphone Camera to Diagnose Malaria

February 24th, 2019

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Aligning Malaria Communications to Engender Change

February 17th, 2019

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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the people fighting malaria.


There are a number of …

The Accuracy of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria

January 6th, 2019

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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the people fighting malaria.


Today I’m joined by Dr Mark Amos to discuss the accuracy of malaria testing.


How accurate are Rapid …

An Interview with Penny Mordaunt, the Secretary of State for International Development

December 30th, 2018

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Using Gene Drives to Target Malaria Carrying Mosquitos

December 23rd, 2018

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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the people fighting malaria.


Target Malaria is a consortium of researchers using 'gene drives' to help eliminate malaria. 


In …

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria & NTDs

December 16th, 2018

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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the people fighting malaria.

Today, I’m joined by Jeremy Lefroy MP, the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and …

The Programme Analyst Coordinating 'Bucket Trials' in India

December 9th, 2018

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I’m joined by Lukyn Gedge who is coordinating the Microbide Bucket Challenge in India.

Her team is testing the efficacy of a new biodegradable larvicide that can kill mosquitos, releasing carbon dioxide and water into …

The Scientist Developing a New Biodegradable Larvicide

December 2nd, 2018

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Hello, I’m Thomas Locke and this is Five Minutes, the podcast that brings you closer to the people fighting malaria.

Today, I’m joined by Mary Skelly, the CEO of Microbide, a chemical company based in Ireland. Her team …

The Woman Fighting Malaria with Handmade Soap

November 25th, 2018

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I’m joined by Joan Nalubega, the Founder of Uganics. Her company makes and sells mosquito-repellent soap. It’s received worldwide attention after Reuters shared Joan’s story online.

This is Five Minutes with Joan …

The Journalist Responsible for the Removal of Kenya's Fake Malaria Drugs

November 18th, 2018

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To kickstart Series 2 of Five Minute, I’m joined by Stella Murumba, a Kenyan journalist.

She’s been involved in an investigation into substandard …

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring and DDT

November 11th, 2018

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Rachel Carson was born in 1907 in Springdale, Pennsylvania. Carson was a passionate scientist and ecologist, writing about the environment. Her most …

Using Music to Fight Malaria in Malawi

November 4th, 2018

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Annemarie Quinn and Code Sangala speak to me about their charity, Music Against Malaria.

They’re currently touring Malawi to raise money for the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.

This is Five Minutes.

Harvard University's Online Malaria Course

October 28th, 2018

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Joining me today is Professor Marcia Castro of Harvard University. She’s helped launch MalariaX: From Genes to Globe. It’s an online course that …

Using Drones to Fight Malaria

October 21st, 2018

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Joining me today is Michelle Stanton, a Research Fellow in the Centre for Health, Informatics, Computing and Statistics at Lancaster University. She …

The Dangers of a 'Post-Antibiotic' Era

October 14th, 2018

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Dr Deborah O’Neil is the CEO of Novabiotics, a leading clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the design and development of first-in-class …

Getting Kids into STEM

October 7th, 2018

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There’s a significant shortage of people working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). According to STEM.org.uk, this shortage is …

The CEO of the Against Malaria Foundation

October 1st, 2018

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Joining me today is Rob Mather, the CEO of The Against Malaria Foundation (AMF). Earlier this year, he was presented with a Points of Light certificate by Prince William, signed by Her Majesty the Queen.

AMF fund …

Using Bicycle Ambulances to Improve Access to Healthcare

September 23rd, 2018

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Access to healthcare in some remote parts of Africa can be extremely limited, with the nearest health facility located hours away. For mothers of children with severe malaria, this can put their child’s life at risk.

Five Minutes with Sally Edgar | Animation for Public Health

September 16th, 2018

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Joining me today is Sally Edgar from a London-based digital agency AV Studios. They've worked with numerous clients in the education and public health sectors over the course of 20 years, creating animations, designing …

Five Minutes with Margaret Reilly McDonnell | Nothing But Nets

September 2nd, 2018

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Welcome back to Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria.

Margaret Reilly McDonnell, the Executive Director of Nothing But Nets discusses the importance of …

Five Minutes with Dr Mike Coleman & Kirsten Duda | Insecticide Resistance Video Game

August 26th, 2018

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Welcome back to Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria.

Joining me today are Dr Mike …

Five Minutes with Professor Steve Lindsay | Mosquito Nets

August 22nd, 2018

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Welcome back to Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria.

Today’s episode is brought to you live from Durham University where I met with Professorr Steve …

Five Minutes with Professor Archie Clements | Curtin University

August 19th, 2018

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Welcome back to Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria.

Today I’m delighted to be joined by Professor Archie Clements who is Pro Vice-Chancellor of Health …

Five Minutes with Elena & Joanne | Feminism and Malaria

August 15th, 2018

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Welcome back to Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria.

Since the New York Times published a story detailing allegations of sexual harassment against Harvey …

Five Minutes with Dr Michelle Wykes | The Immune System's Response to Malaria

August 12th, 2018

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Welcome back to Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria.

Today I’m really excited to be joined by Dr Michelle Wykes all the way from Brisbane, Australia.

She …

Five Minutes with John Dowe | International Mefloquine Veterans' Alliance

August 5th, 2018

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In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with John Dowe of the International Mefloquine Veterans Alliance.

The Alliance is a network of individuals affected by the health impacts of Mefloquine and Tafenoquine. Their …

Five Minutes with Professor Jane Quinn | Mefloquine Widow

August 3rd, 2018

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As part of our podcast series investigating the antimalarial drugs Tafenoquine and Mefloquine, I am thrilled to be able to speak with Professor Jane Quinn from the Charles Stuart University in Australia.

She works …

Five Minutes with Professor James McCarthy | The Safety Of Tafenoquine

August 1st, 2018

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Following our interview with Dr Remington Nevin on the FDA’s approval of Tafenoquine, the antimalarial drug, we’re excited to launch a series of …

Five Minutes with Dr Remington Nevin | The Quinism Foundation

July 29th, 2018

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This interview follows breaking news released earlier this week that a new malaria drug, Tafenoquine, had been endorsed by the FDA. The drug treats …

Five Minutes with Thomas Stewart | The Mentor Initiative

July 22nd, 2018

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In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with Thomas Stewart, a Programme Manager from The Mentor Initiative.

He tells us about his work in malaria …

Five Minutes with Reverend Colin Chambers | Nelson Mandela's Chaplain

July 18th, 2018

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Welcome to a very special edition of Five Minutes, the podcast series where we speak to the most interesting people in the world of malaria.

Today is …

Five Minutes with Professor Jake Baum | Malaria Researcher

July 15th, 2018

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In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with Professor Jake Baum of Imperial College London. He has been thrust in the spotlight for what the …

Five Minutes with PMI VectorLink Project | Malaria Control

July 8th, 2018

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In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with a representative from the PMI VectorLink Project.

The project is equipping countries to plan and implement sustainable Indoor Residual Spraying programs and other …

Five Minutes with Fiona Nicholson | Sing For Uganda

July 5th, 2018

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In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with Fiona Nicholson from The Portsmouth Grammar School. In the latter part of this interview, we speak …

Five Minutes with Cheyenne Cook | Vector LearningXChange

July 1st, 2018

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In this episode of Five Minutes, we speak with Cheyenne Cook of the Vector LearningXChange Platform.

The site has been designed for vector control …

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